Cask filled 2011 – Bottled 25/09/2020, bottle number 14.
Appearance – This whisky is dark gold in colour, it beads up on the glass, and has small teardrop legs.
Nose – Ooooh i like this nose lots, smokey with royal icing, i love this mixture and it’s making me salivate, bbq meat, liquorice, cola cubes and old leather.
Palate – Much more fruity for me, red wine? Definitely strawberries, raspberries, cherries, furniture Polish, varnish, dark chocolate, getting spicier too, ginger, cinnamon, cigar leaves, and a touch of linseed oil, nice mouth feel also.
I get more fruit from Dram 3 and also noticeably dryer. Lots of berries, cherries and chocolate then a big waft of peat smoke. Yummy!#thewhiskeychaps— Brian’s Malt Musings🥃 (@MaltMusings) December 10, 2020
Finish – The finish is longer for me, sustained spiciness, wood, tannins and a fruit sweetness persists.
I generally agree with you too, definitely thinking red wine fruits, perhaps not so old.#thewhiskeychaps— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) December 10, 2020
My thoughts – Another super blind sample, a super drop of whisky and a pleasure to try to be honest, very nice indeed.
I’m not surprised, it’s a lovely drop! #thewhiskeychaps— Whisk(e)y Chap 🏴🥃 (@whiskeychap) December 10, 2020
Notes – This bottle is presented in its natural colour and non chill filtered.
Would i buy a bottle? – It’s another yes, it has a gorgeous nose, and the palate isn’t far behind, a great allrounder in my humble opinion.
Thanks to – @MaltMusings (Twitter), for our blind samples and accompanying pictures.Follow @MaltMusings